Jo Pavey is one of Great Britain’s greatest ever distance runners. A 5 x Olympian and the oldest European Champion in history.
The multiple major medallist will be using the Antrim Coast Half Marathon as her final tune up ahead of attempting to qualify for a World Record 6th Olympic games at the London marathon 5 weeks later.
Belfast born and local favourite Kevin Seaward enters the 2020 Antrim Coast Half Marathon off the back of a successful 2019, with PB’s in both the Half Marathon (63:39) and marathon (2:13:39).
The former Commonwealth Games 4th placer and Rio Olympian will be using the Antrim Coast Half Marathon for preparation for attacking the Tokyo Olympic qualification standard in the spring.
Gemma Steele is one of the greatest British Cross-Country runners.
The former European champion enters the Antrim Coast Half marathon as the fastest women in the field (68:13) and previously 7th in the World Half Marathon Championships. Gemma has won 3 of the Great Run Series and finished 2nd in the Great North Run.
Nick McCormick has represented GB at every major Track & Field championship.
Nick has entered the Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2020 as his final preparation race ahead of the London marathon. The 3:52 miler and 13:18 5000 metre runner will be attempting to get close to his 62:44 half -marathon PB from 2012.
Kate Reed enters the Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2020 fresh from winning the prestigious Bath Half Marathon in 2019. This was her first race upon returning from injury.
Kate is bidding for her 2nd Olympics after reaching the Women’s 10’000 metres final in Beijing. With family in the area Kate can expect a warm welcome back from the local support.
Currently the fastest man in the field over half marathon (61:25).
Scott will be looking to recreate his best form and get close to the N.Ireland All-comers record of 62:22 which has stood since the early 1980’s. The GB Olympian has finished 4th in the Berlin marathon in a time of 2:10 and has competed in every major city marathon.
Tommy Hughes is one of Ireland’s greatest marathon runners. With a PB of 2:13:59 Tommy is the 3rd fastest on the all-time Northern Ireland rankings, and 12th fastest Irishman.
The Barcelona Olympian will be attempting the Vet +60’s World Record on the day. The 59 year-old ran 2:38:33 in his last outing in Malaga despite running the 2nd half on his own.
Gary O’Hanlon comes into the Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2020 as the current Irish champion.
Gary is in the form of his life with a PB in the 2019 Dublin marathon of 2:16:29. With Olympic qualification a realistic target, Gary will be trying to break the Irish Vet’s +45 record of 67:27.
The athletic federations of the Home Nations have been contacted and Northern Ireland, Ireland and England have confirmed that they will be sending teams of 4 men and 4 women to race in the elite event. Discussions are ongoing with Scotland and Wales.
Jo Pavey confirms her entry to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2020
Kevin Seaward confirms his entry to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2020
Gemma Steel confirms her entry to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2020
Nick McCormick confirms his entry to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2020
Kate Reed confirms her entry to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2020
Scott Overall confirms his entry to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2020
Tommy Hughes confirms his entry to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2020